Swami Shraddhananda and His Role in Awakening a Hindu Consciousness in The 1920s
- Country : India
- Subject : History
Swami Shraddhananda (1856-1926) propagated the valuable teachings of Swami Dayananda Saraswati and he played a prominent role on the Shuddhi and the Sangathan movement in the 1920s. He was one of the greatest Hindu innovators of India who is popularly known as the saviour of the dying race. He felt that there had been a steady decline of the Hindu Community since the Vedic golden age. The present article is an attempt to highlight the role played by Shraddhananda towards a re-awakening of the Hindu race. The paper proposes to examine why Shraddhananda resigned from the Congress Party and how he linked up the Sangathan movement with the Shuddhi movement. In this article an attempt will also be made made to find out why the Northern Indian provinces responded to this movement so much comparison to the scanty response of the Bengal province.